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Updating member location on map / "Unmapped"

Posted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 11:07 am
by cherubio22
I would like to work on updating the member locations as they are shown on the map. Many of the members in our ward are "unmapped" because of mapping/address issues in our area. As I visit these members in their homes I would like to be able to update their actual locations on the maps in lds.org.

Re: Updating member location on map / "Unmapped"

Posted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 12:35 pm
by russellhltn
What is your calling? You have to be part of the bishopric, executive secretary or a clerk to do that for families other than your own.

Re: Updating member location on map / "Unmapped"

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:31 pm
by cherubio22
Elders Quorum President. I am going to be called as Ward Website Admin or something along those lines. I think the clerk changed permissions to allow me to update address information in MLS. Will that translate to LDS Maps? Is there some other way, temporary or not, to be able to work on this? If I don't do it, it probably won't be done.

Re: Updating member location on map / "Unmapped"

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:49 pm
by eblood66
cherubio22 wrote:Elders Quorum President. I am going to be called as Ward Website Admin or something along those lines. I think the clerk changed permissions to allow me to update address information in MLS. Will that translate to LDS Maps? Is there some other way, temporary or not, to be able to work on this? If I don't do it, it probably won't be done.
Permissions in MLS don't give you permissions anywhere else. I don't believe that the Ward Website Administrator has permissions to verify map locations. If the stake is willing, they could call you as an assistant ward clerk. That calling would provide the permissions you'd need.

Re: Updating member location on map / "Unmapped"

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:20 pm
by russellhltn
According to Verify the Location of Member Households, being called as an assistant clerk is likely the only way. (Unless you want to upgrade to bishopric counselor. ;) )

Re: Updating member location on map / "Unmapped"

Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:51 am
by drepouille
This reminds me of the heated discussion I have with ward clerks every year when I do the membership audits. The clerks want to give "View Membership" and "Edit Membership" MLS permissions to EQ presidents, HPGLs, and RS presidents, so they can update the contact information of the members. I argue that they should not be granted those permissions because it gives them far greater access than the Handbook allows.

Re: Updating member location on map / "Unmapped"

Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 7:24 pm
by joeneuman
Would the calling of "assistant membership clerk" give sufficient permissions to update map locations?

I have been going though the same problem. I am a ward missionary and seem to be the only one who sees how having this information updated would greatly help the missionaries as well as ward leadership. I asked to be called as the ward website administrator and it gave me permissions.

Re: Updating member location on map / "Unmapped"

Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:51 am
by jdlessley
joeneuman wrote:Would the calling of "assistant membership clerk" give sufficient permissions to update map locations?
Yes. Just remember this is a calling issued by the stake.